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Sunfood Voluntarily Recalls Organic Sacha Inchi Powder Because of Possible Health Risk


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 11, 2015 — El Cajon, CA — Sunfood of El Cajon, CA is recalling Organic Sacha Inchi Powder, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Staphylococcus enterotoxin. The presence of Staphylococcus enterotoxins may be injurious to health and may result in staphylococcal food poisoning. Nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration may occur. In more severe cases there may be headache, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse.

Organic Sacha Inchi Powder was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

This product is packaged in 8oz white poly bags with lot number 141027 Expiration date 9/30/2016 and UPC Code 803813-28444 1.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing was done and revealed the possibility of Staphylococcus enterotoxin in the above noted lot number.

Sunfood has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and Sunfood continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the affected lot of Organic Sacha Inchi Powder are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Sunfood at 1-800-RAWFOOD 8am - 5pm PDT.


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